Another day…another mobile txt scam!
This time the scammers are fraudulently using the names of Iowa’s second only Powerball Jackpot winners – Brian and Mary Lohse of Bondurant.
Although the real Brian and Mary Loshe won $202.1 million on the 26th September 2012, unfortunately they did not include you in their distribution of the funds. It’s just another widely spammed out message sent by criminals looking to find individuals on mass who they can trick into providing their personal details.
In this case the text messages states something similar along the lines of:
“Your mobile number was selected for a donation on 1.500.000,00 By Brian & Mary Lohse to begin claims send fullnames to:
Typically, by responding to the email address you are then asked to pay money up front for a range of fees including insurance, processing fees, transport etc. Of course, this is money that you will be never be able to recover as the criminals will disappear just as quickly as it took to receive the message.
Alternative phone numbers the text comes from have been identified as:
+1 647 5329809
Further email addresses used in the scam are:
As private investigators in Melbourne we want to know – have you received this message? Tell us where you’re located and when you received it below!